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Entrepreneurs often like to take the do-it-yourself approach to technology--buy your own computers, install your own software, set up your own Wi-Fi network. Now you can DIY your office security with a little help from security company iControl Networks. The $250 Advanced Starter Kit includes an iControl box, a door/ window sensor, a keychain remote, a lamp module, a motion sensor and a wireless camera. The annual service subscription is $150. Information from the sensors and camera are sent wirelessly to your iControl box. Alerts can be sent to you via e-mail or text message, and the system can be managed through a web browser, PDA or cell phone. You can also schedule pictures to be taken and lamps or equipment to turn on and off.

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